Areas Served: 
Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties
Fees: 
No fees for classes. Classes are supported by grant funding from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Adult Education, Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Training at Chesapeake College

Services Provided: 

Chesapeake College provides adult education programs to residents in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. Classes include English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and GED® Test Preparation classes. Students wishing to enroll in classes must first attend a registration session. During registration the student's current skill level will be evaluated for the proper class placement. The registration schedule can be found by calling the hotline numbers or on the calendars on the website. In addition to special registrations held at the beginning of each semester, weekly registrations are held at locations throughout the five county area. In Caroline County registration is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 am at the Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street in Denton; and at the Federalsburg Judy Hoyer Center, 323 S. University Ave. in Federalsburg on Thursdays at 1:30 pm and on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm.

Adult Basic Education & GED Hotline 410-822-5400, ext. 2408 or www.chesapeake.edu/abe for registration dates and locations.
English as a Second Language Hotline 410-822-5400, ext. 2409 or www.chesapeake.edu/esl for ESL registration dates and locations.
For assistance in Spanish, call 410-822-5400 ext. 2488 and leave message

Eligibility: 
English As a Second Language classes are available to all adults whose native language is other than English. Classes provide instruction in English language skills to non-English or limited English proficient adults and are offered at multiple levels from beginning to advanced Adult Basic Education and GED® Test Preparation classes are available to individuals we are at least 16 years of age and who are not a high school graduate or currently attending high school. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes include instruction for learners at beginning and intermediate levels. GED® Test Preparation classes are for those who are in the final stages of preparing to take the GED® Test. Individuals must be a resident of the State of Maryland for at least 3 months to be eligible to take the GED® Test. The External Diploma Program (EDP) is for individuals age 18 or older, who are not enrolled in regular high school and can demonstrate essential academic competencies and life skills. EDP provides a unique way for adults to earn a Maryland high school diploma. Participants demonstrate high school level skills by applying work, family and community life experiences in real life situations. This is not a class-attendance based program. The program structure is self-paced and offers flexibility for busy adults. Individuals meet regularly with an EDP advisor and assessor. EDP is a computer- based program. A one-time $150 fee is assessed for EDP.
Mailing Address: 
P. O. Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Contact: 
Elaine Wilson, Program Director
410-827-5835
Contact: 
Danielle Thomas, ABE/GED Intake Specialist
410-829-6043
Contact: 
Karen Luceti, ESL Intake & Assessment Specialist
410-443-1163